Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson was recently selected by her fellow commissioners to serve as vice chairwoman of the commission for 2011-2013. Edmonson will serve in her new role alongside Commissioner Joe A. Martinez, who was elected chairman for the same term.
Edmonson has served on the commission, representing District 3, since December 2005.
On Aug. 26, she was elected to a four-year term, representing Liberty City, Allapattah, Little Haiti, Overtown, Wynwood and the Upper East Side, all located in the city of Miami, Brownsville, El Portal, Miami Shores and a section of North Miami.
Edmonson already serves as chairwoman of the commission’s Housing and Economic Development Committee, which oversees opportunities for economic development, community and social viability.
She is also a member of the following committees: Governmental Operations, Budget Planning and Sustainability, and Transit Infrastructure and Roads.
She chairs the Miami-Dade County Value Adjustment Board and also serves on the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.
Edmonson’s activities also reach beyond Miami-Dade County. In 2007, Mayor Carlos Alvarez appointed her “Honorary Chairperson” to the City of Cape Town, Africa, for the Miami-Dade County Sister Cities Program.
And in January 2010, commission Chairman Dennis C. Moss named her coordinator of the commission’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort.
She earned a place on Success South Florida magazine’s list of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals.
For more about Edmonson, visit www.miamidade.gov/district03.